Get to know some of your friendly Portland Aquarium staff members!
Markus has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University, and specializes in reef tanks, saltwater fish, marine mammals, and raising King Penguins! He has seven years experience performing professional aquarium design, installation, and maintenance.
“I find the best way to have people care about the oceans is to show them the animals that live there. Not everyone can scuba dive or visit the world’s reefs, but everyone can come to the aquarium.”
Micaiah has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Oregon. He specializes in coral care and propagation. He also has expertise with tropical marine fish, sharks, and rays. Previous to joining the team at Portland Aquarium,
Micaiah worked at Aquatic Solutions, Liquid Sunshine, and Pet Time as a saltwater specialist. He also completed an internship with the Hawaii Insitute of Marine Biology researching coral reproduction and husbandry.
“I have been keeping and propagating marine fish and coral for almost 10 years. I intend on turning this passion into my career by obtaining my PhD in coral ecology and doing research on the world’s coral reefs.”